#4648 – By Faith David

Good morning people who do not take matters into your own hands

Hebrews 11:32 NIV And what more shall I say? I do not have time to tell about Gideon, Barak, Samson and Jephthah, about David and Samuel and the prophets.

King David was a complex man. He had some incredible highs and he had some incredible lows.

But as I prayerfully consider him in light of this great faith chapter, I am drawn towards his early years.

He is anointed king and then was soon thrust into a prolonged season of running from his friend turned enemy, king Saul.

During this ‘dark night of the soul’, he would have had many moments of questioning what God had said and wondering if what he was anointed for would ever come to pass.

Yet he stayed in faith. He was so convinced that God was in control, that he rebuked his men who wanted to take matters into their own hands. David could have killed Saul, stopped the threat, and taken his rightful place as king.

But he chose to trust God’s timing and God’s ways.

Faith trusts God in the calling, on the journey, and for the outcome.